If you're a farmer, you’ll know that calving season is a busy and important time. There's a lot to think about and prepare for, but one thing you shouldn't overlook is having the right calving accessories on hand. From ropes and tubes to iodine and bottles, here's a list of must-have items to help make the calving process go as smoothly as possible.

  1. Calving Ropes are an essential tool for farmers during the calving process. They help to secure the calf during delivery and provide extra leverage when needed. We stock calving ropes from Agrihealth, one of the leading suppliers of livestock health products in New Zealand.

  2. Stomach Tubes are used to administer fluids and other treatments to calves who are unable to drink on their own. We carry stock from Agrihealth and Dairy Spares, two of the most trusted names in dairy farming supplies.

  3. Iodine is used for drying and disinfecting wounds and umbilical cords, to prevent infection. We stock Downland 10% Range, which is a safe and effective option for farmers.

  4. Bottles and Teats - Calf bottles and teats are necessary for administering colostrum or feeding calves who are orphaned or otherwise unable to nurse from their mothers. We carry a wide selection of bottles and teats from Shoof, Dairy Spares, Antahi, Trusti, and more.

  5. Minerals are an important part of a calf's diet and are essential for their growth and development. We stock mineral supplements from Rehydion and Downland such as Fresh Start Recover+ Downguard Calf.

  6. Gloves and Lube - For farmers who choose to use them, gloves can be important during the calving process. Gloves protect your hands from bacteria while you're working with the calves whilst also helping protect the calves from any bacteria your hands might be carrying. We stock a wide range of gloves in plenty of sizes. We also carry Superlube Thick in a range of bottle sizes to make examination easier and more comfortable.

  7. Calf Pullers are extremely useful pieces of equipment when calving cows need some extra help, but should always be used correctly to ensure your own safety and the welfare of cow and calf. We stock a range of calf pullers and we’d be happy to talk you through the best options if you call up or call in store.

Calving season is a busy time for farmers, but it's important to take the time to prepare properly. Having the right calving accessories on hand can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth delivery process for both mother and calf. From ropes and stomach tubes to iodine and bottles, we've got you covered with all the essential supplies you need for calving season success.

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Calving Accessories